GOLF BATTERIES ONLINE-Where Golfers Go Wrong with the care of their Buggy batteries?

 Post Updated 20th Dec 2013

Golf batteries online;You must charge your Golf Batteries ??

Golfers have big problems when they buy their golf batteries online. Many golfers think that their golf batteries should last for ever, my opinion is that they should treat golf

GOLF BATTERIES ONLINE

GOLF BATTERIES ONLINE;Golf buggies all lined up before the start of a new golfing day, batteries charged up and ready to go.

batteries as throw away items. I think that you should purchase new batteries every two years, and throw your old ones away, recycle of course. Golf batteries do a very hard job during the golf season, and are often mistreated by the golfers. The

golf batteries online  are not charged up enough at regular intervals and are very often forgotten about after a game of golf, instead of been put to be charged up.

The other problem we find is that the golfer will purchase the incorrect type of battery , they will buy a “GEL” type instead of an “AGM”. These two types of batteries look alike but they are not the same and require different types of chargers. The incorrect chargers will result in a shorter life for your golf batteries and also premature damage.

Golfers can totally dis-charge their batteries and the battery will recover without damage to the cells on recharging, even if you use“GEL” or “AGM” batteries. One of the problems that we come across from golfers is that when they buy their golf batteries online  are not big enough for the job. Especially places like the foot hills of the Pennines were the golf courses are very steep and so the golfers are going to need the next size golf battery up. Also the size of the course, some are bigger than others. It does not take much figuring that you may need a more powerful Lucas Golf Batteries  for the larger courses. If you can not fit a larger Lucas Golf Batteries UK then I recommend that you take two fully charged batteries with you and use one as a back up. They can easily afford two batteries by saving money when they buy their golf batteries online.


GEL or AGM golf batteries?

 As I have stated earlier “GEL” and “AGM” golf batteries need different kinds of chargers and it is important that you stay with the same type of battery as when the trolley or buggy was bought, golfers seem go for a cheap battery online and go for the AGM battery ,when a GEL battery which will cost more, is the right battery for them, and possibly damaging the battery with the incorrect charger.

Finally to conclude it is important to look after the golf battery in the dormant season (this is the thing that causes the most problems) after a round of golf I recommend that the battery be fully chargedand kept in this condition for the non playing period, this includes holidays and the Winter months.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online Cheap Golf Battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Ford Transit Brakes Horror

Brake servicing in Halifax UK-Tips about BRAKES SERVICING for better car safety

Brake servicing in Halifax

 

Brake servicing in Halifax

Brake servicing in Halifax UK;Regular brakes servicing is very important

Brakes and tyres are the most important most important parts to look after on your car. We should have our brakes checked at regular intervals. So, either on the cars routine service schedule or a stand alone brake service.

The most common time we find for brake failure is on the MOT test. We find that when this happens the brakes are in pretty poor condition. Brake servicing in Halifax UK is imperative for our local motorists. Most motorists though ignore my advice! Consequently, and do not know that they have a problem with their brakes. Of course, until they hear the grinding of metal to metal as their pads wear out. So, and touch the metal brake discs. Making the all too familiar horrible grinding noise. Please remember to have your brakes checked at regular intervals! This saves a big bill later when one problem runs to another, and could become very expensive.

Another problem the motorist has is that there Car Brakes wear out very slowly.

I am talking in particular about things like brake hoses and brake cylinder rubbers. Both these items are made of a rubber based material.So and eventually they will rot away by the brake fluid. This rotting away would be noticed by our mechanics. Of course, when having a Brake servicing in Halifax UK. Hence on a routine service or MOT test as the leaking of the fluid is easily detectable. This can be very dangerous when the hose goes, as your brake fluid will be lost and with it your inability to stop the car.

As said above, brakes including the “metal pipes” that carry the brake fluid round the brake system are not checked out, there is a possibility that they may leak causing brake failure.

Brake servicing in Halifax UK

BMW mini 2 having its brakes checked out, Brake servicing in Halifax UK alerted the owner of this particular car had to have new discs and pads all the way round, because of lack of servicing.

Luckily for us in the UK we have the MOT test on an annual basis and the test will pick up many faults, but it is a very wise motorist that has their Disc Brakes brakes serviced at regular intervals.

Motorists are wise to have a brakes service carried out after Winter time. Winter is the time that you will use the brakes twice as much as in Summer time, because of motoring in very bad conditions. Another reason to have a brakes service is if you live in a hilly area, obviously you will be using the brakes much more when going down steep hills and taking sharp bends, probably using the brakes twice as much as on regular flat roads such as in Lincolnshire.

Quality replacement parts for your brakes servicing

Your brake pads usually need changing when there is about 25% of the pads left on and calipers have a system of measurements to determine how thick they are and whether or not they may need changing. Autodata gives us the correct thickness the pads should be before being replaced.

We here at Pellonautocentre offer a free brake check or can carry out a Brake servicing in Halifax UK for £29.90. If any brake work is required we can offer our customers a courtesy car, or give them a lift and back .We can offer online booking for MOT TESTS

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

 

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-On your 4×4 vehicle and you may enjoy a new experience.

Post Updated 20th Dec 2013/27th March 2016

There’s probably nothing wrong with the normal tyres on your 4×4 vehicle? Try Try Different General 4×4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-The tyre manufacturers have worked closely with the vehicle manufacturer to ensure that the best level of performance and comfort can be achieved in the tyres that they provide.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most motorist spends most of their time on the normal tarmac roads, the tyres fitted to a vehicle at the factory are also made to provide a certain amount of off-road capability, but the main priorities will be for stability at speed, good steering control and very low noise on the road.

Many off-road 4×4 tyres will perform very well on the normal tarmac roads, but they have a very heavy tread and can be much noisier and the ride can be bumpier and less comfortable. This varies according to the specific 4×4 tyre and the patterns used in the 4×4 tyres tread design.

So these good road tyres are not the correct product for the 4×4 tyres drivers who have more individual needs and bigger aspirations. This includes the owners of ultra-high-performance vehicles who require the highest grip possible or 4×4 owners that need to venture off the road for more fun ?

Whether you are going off road to enjoy wide open spaces, across lanes and streams or scrambling across the specific terrain, for work or sport, correct tyre selection becomes very important and a whole host of new things has to be considered. Remember that road surfaces are tarmac. Off-road surfaces can be hugely different, from muddy fields, peat bogs to rocky ridges, they all offer a more challenging experience if you fit the correct 4×4 tyres on your vehicle.

MAKE SURE YOU GET the RIGHT 4×4 tyres

Choosing the incorrectly sized tyre with a less aggressive tread pattern can mean danger as well as being costly to your pocket and will reduce your tyre performance. For example fitting a mud terrain 4×4 tyre to your vehicle will give excellent levels of grip in the extreme “off road” conditions, but will cause a huge increase in your braking distances and will reduce steering responsiveness. An all round bad experience for you and your vehicle.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

The excellent General Grabber AT tyre

You may not always be able to fit a more aggressive tyre in your size it is not always possible to fit the most appropriate tyre for your needs by using the original tyre size recommended for the vehicle. You can buy a wheel and tyre package that fit you 4×4 there are certain conversions for 4×4 vehicles that our experienced 4×4 adviser’s can advise you on.

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Winter Tyres-4x4 Tyres

Winter Tyres-4×4 Tyres-A comparison to investigate which is the best? – from Auto Express

Winter Tyres-4×4 Tyres

Winter Tyres-4×4 Tyres

Britain could face a particularly harsh winter this year. Hence, with snow falling from as early as this November. Therefore, if you’ve got a four-wheel drive car, you probably think you’re car is safe to use in snow and slushy conditions. Or is it?

Auto Express a well renowned and trusted motoring magazine.Went up to Tamworth Snowdome. Thus, to find out if a regular front-wheel drive family car that was fitted with winter tyres. Has more traction in the snowy conditions, than a 4×4 vehicle fitted out with summer tyres . The auto magazine used two Ford Kugas. Naturally, both with the same 2.0-litre diesel engines with manual gearboxes. Of course, one of the vehicles is front-wheel drive, and the other vehicle all-wheel drive. naturally, the 4×4 Ford Kuga costing much more than the normal family saloon.

One of the problems with summer tyres is that the rubber compound gets harder and less grippy in cold and snowy conditions. Of course, winter tyres are equipped with a much softer compound. because the tread pattern that’s designed to pick up snow and slush. Then this improves the tyres grip in extreme cold and snowy conditions.

Accordingly, the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was not very good in the snow .The car was then fitted with winter tyres.Naturally, the car gripped better in the snow with an all-round better performance. However, they also tested the 4×4 kitted out with summer tyres.So the results could surprise you.

Tamworth Snowdome used to test out Winter Tyres-4×4 Tyres

With winter tyres. The normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope. While the 4×4 car only made it 13 metres up. Before sliding back down 9 metres.In the end. It ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres.We also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga with winter tyres – and the difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all the way to the top of the steep ski slope without a problem.

Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4×4 on winter tyres – without the right rubber, a 4×4 is just as useless as a two wheel drive car.

Having four-wheel drive won’t help with braking, though – and that’s much more important.

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Finding The Van That Suits Your Business

Finding The Van That Suits Your Business

Finding The Van That Suits Your Business

 

Finding The Van That Suits Your Business

For businesses like our auto company, having vehicles capable of transporting equipment and staff is vital.

One of the best all-round vehicles is a van, but there are so many different options to choose from, meaning that it can be hard to make the right decision.

A business vehicle is a big investment, so it’s important that you find the one that suits your organisation. Here are our tips on what to look out for when you’re searching for your ideal van.

Think About What You Need The Van For

The initial decision you need to make when searching for your perfect business van is what you’re going to use it for. There are many different types of business van to suit a variety of uses, so review what you’re going to use the van for before you start visiting dealerships.

Work Out If It’s Worth Branding Your Van

Putting your business’s branding on the side of your van could be a great way to get some free publicity and improve your brand recognition. However, if you’re unable to fit a lot of details onto the van, then this could be ineffective and pointless. Think about the branding and what you want to add to your van before you make a decision on the size and type of van your business needs.

Consider The Best Finance Option

Vans are an expensive investment, and if you don’t have the money to buy the option you want then you’ll end up with a substandard vehicle. Explore the various financing options available to you to see if one of them will help your company to afford the vehicle you want. Alternatively, you could look into van leasing in the UK to find a lease that will save you money and allow your company to use the latest model.

Test Drive Different Vans

Whilst the size and capacity of the van is important, you also need to choose a vehicle that’s comfortable to drive, particularly if you and your staff plan to put in a lot of miles. Make sure that you test drive every van you’re considering before you make a commitment. If more than one team member will be driving the van, make sure that you all test drive your shortlist before you make a definitive decision.

If You Need Multiple Vans Get A Fleet Management Solution

For some businesses, one van may not be enough to carry all the supplies that they need, and in this case you should look into getting multiple vans. It can be a struggle to keep up with the activities of more than one vehicle in a business, so invest in a fleet management software product that will allow you to manage your fleet effectively and ensure that you get the most out of your investment.

Choosing a van that suits your business can be a challenge, but by following these tips you can find the perfect vehicle to give you and your team many years of enjoyment.

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres-Classic car fitted with 590/600×13 TYRES

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-1961 Rapier had 600×13 whitewall tyres

One of the great things about my job. Hence, as MD of Pellon tyres. No two days are the same.Thus, the only unfortunate thing about this is that your time does fly when your having fun.

As expected, the other day I had a motorcycle battery to deliver, (we offer next day delivery). Because it was only a few mile away in Bradford, I decided to deliver the battery myself. I will very often provide batteries in the near by towns in West Yorkshire. We try to give the best service to our customers from our Tyre shop and web-sites.

Sunbeam Rapier Cross- Ply Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-Sunbeam Rapier S1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, I arrived at the house in Bradford.So the customer was out.Therefore, I hid the battery under a bucket and left a note. Thereupon, on my way back to my van I noticed an old car parked up in next doors drive. I love old cars and often write blogs about them. Hence, this was no exception.

The car was a Sunbeam Rapier. I was over the moon and took a couple of pictures. These cars reminded me of when I was a young mechanic, my friend Richard Ellis worked in Dewsbury at a Rootes garage, and I worked at a BMC garage ( soon to become British Leyland). We always shared stories about the good and bad points on the cars we worked on including the Sunbeam Rapier. I do not remember seen one until the other day in Bradford. I think the owner of he Sunbeam is a member of the Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club.

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres

The Rapier was an up market version of the Hilman Minx the early ones only having a speed of 85mph. The Rapier was given tail fins and a new style grille for the radiator, with the options of a convertible body making the car look kool. As far as I can remember they originally came out on cross ply tyres in the sizes 590×13 and then 600×13 tyres but I stand corrected if you know better.

In 1961 the convertible came out and was a very sound car, it had whitewall tyres

and was fitted with a walnut dash with two tone paint, making the car look unique. The Rapier was out at the same time as the Vauxhall Cresta and the Ford Zodiac all iconic cars of the time.

Lastly, I hope this blog brings back some memories as it did to me. A story from a motorbike battery

 Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-sunbeam rapier in Bradford sunbeam rapier with 600×13 tyres

sunbeam with 590/600×13 tyres

About Eric Roberts

Car Creaking noises

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Car Creaking noises-Cars are capable of producing many noises including “creaking”

Creaking is one of noises, that really annoys the driver.Hence it is one of the most common “noise” problems that we are presented with here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.
Naturally, cars turn up with rattling, squeaking, banging and other sounds, that sometimes cannot be explained by our customers. The last car to come to us, with a noise problem was a VW GT TDi on a 2002 plate. Hence the car had done about 69000 miles.So the mileage was low for the year.
The car was driving the guy mad?.Because the annoying sound was heard in the car at low speeds.

Thus, even when the car was driven down his drive. The problem was that the car was making an irritating creaking sound. Accordingly,the noise sounded like it was coming from all around the car. So, sometimes from the front and sometimes from the rear, it was really getting at him.
We knew the customer well. Therefore, we decided to check the cars past history.

Thus, on our computer system. We found that the car was fitted out with some new”anti roll bar bushes” about two months ago. Also, we replaced the cars “drop links”. But this would have caused a knocking noise.
We road tested the car and indeed could hear the noise. Of course, Ryan Linton was the guy on the test run. He drove the VW slow and fast. Therefore he discovered that the creaking was worst when turning the steering wheel in either left or right hand locks.

Car Creaking noises

He drove the car in the large carpark of the local Co-op supermarket, with the window down. Naturally, he could hear the creaking quite clearly with the window down. We have seen this sort of problem before and so we suspected the front suspension could be the problem.
Ryan suspected that it could be the wishbone bushes that were dried out or perished. The wishbone bearings could also be the problem. This was found to be ok. Therefore, we decided to check that the drop link bolts were tight ?
Although they were replaced recently. So, this was found to be the problem. They were re-tightened and this solved the problem. The car drove without the creaking noise. We did the job free of charge, because we fitted the original drop links. The customer was highly delighted and drove off into the sunset.

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Recycling Car Batteries- Lead Acid batteries are 95% recycled an excellent record

Recycling Car Batteries

Recycling Car Batteries is the way forward

There is no doubt that one of most successful outcomes of the “green revolution” is the fact that we recycle almost all our old car batteries, this also includes truck batteries and other lead acid battery products.

Because of the nature of lead acid batteries. Hence, they come under the control of waste regulations. Therefore, this means that companies that sell and supply batteries.Thus, have to hold a “waste transfer note” and are regulated by the relevant authorities.As a result, I believe that this is standard practice across the developed World. We transport the old car batteries to our local Recycling Car Batteries Waste facility.

Recycling Car Batteries

For this reason, this is in Leeds (UK). They then transfer them in larger quantities hence, to the Recycling Car Batteries facility. Naturally to a  battery company such as Exide batteries. Who then, carry out the process. Thus, of turning the old batteries into brand new car batteries. All this is completed, in one continuous process.

The car batteries are first washed and purged of the old acid. They then completely crush the whole batteries and begin to separate all the broken parts, this includes the plastic casings and lead plates, all the time this is going along a conveyor belt to the next stage.

The parts are all separated and fall into relevant containers. Naturally, Is of mixed colours. Hence, the process is mixed with new black plastic.All the new batteries have black casings; this is why most Car Batteries Online are now a black The lead is also remixed with a quantity of new lead. Hence, to make the Recycling Car Batteries lead plates. And a new car battery is born from the Recycling Car Batteries that went in at the beginning of the process.

Recycling Car Batteries

This quest for re-cycling is a great success story for a greener product so much so that an American company has bought out on of Britains largest battery suppliers just to get its hands on the scrap batteries. 

Re-cycling car batteries the new greener way forward

Recycling Car Batteries

Recycling Car Batteries

My name is Eric Roberts I have been distributing automotive car batteries in the UK for over 30 years. I source and distribute my batteries on the internet by using my website, http://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Fuel injectors/Piston rings

Car DPF Cleaning- The after affects of having DPF engine cleaning service. Pellon Autocentre Halifax UK

Car DPF Cleaning

Car DPF Cleaning

Because of the constant updating of vehicle emission laws. Then it is no surprise that there are always new products on the market to clean the internal workings of your engine. Governments are now attacking the diesel engines for being the biggest vehicle pollutant. So, not too long ago it was found that certain car manufacturers were lest say “Fiddling” the emission results of their diesel car models.

Must be remembered that it was the very same governments. Including ours here in the UK, that were praising diesel cars as the “cleanest option”. Of course, in the quest for a greener, cleaner planet. However diesel car owners all over the world. Are subsequently, now been bombarded with legislation to try and wipe out diesel cars.

To move on, one of the biggest problems, for the owners of old style diesel cars, is keeping their engine clean on the inside. Of course a point that is overlooked. Is that dirty diesel engines, can affect your wallet without you even noticing it. So the reason for this is simple. Dirty internal workings of your cars engine, will mean a drop in fuel economy, inferior performance and more importantly”dirty emissions”.

Car DPF Cleaning

 

There is a way to clean Your cars Diesel Particulate Filter “DPF”

One of the ways that the car manufacturers came up with to improve the diesel engines emissions was to introduce the “Diesel Particulate Filter”. So, this DPF filters out the exhaust soot and then stores it. As a result, this often referred to as a “soot trap” reduces the emissions in diesel cars and vans.

Because it is a filter then like most other filters ,it will require cleaning. All the soot and other gunge, must be “burned away ” or cleaned. Of course, this also helps get rid of the “black smoke” that we often saw coming from the back of diesel cars and vans. Especially when these vehicle were accelerating away.

In the long run, deposits of sunburned fuel can over time, build up and accumulate in many parts of your engine. Including, fuel chambers, combustion chamber and ports. Not forgetting, the fuel injectors and the intake valves. Resulting in poor starting and very often a loss of power and a shaky engine tick over when your engine is idling.

Euro 5 exhaust emission laws introduced

In order to control the CO2 emissions. laws were introduced in 2009 which would make the popular diesel car manufacturers fit DPF systems in their latest diesel models. Of course the diesel car is very popular often giving a far better mileage that the petrol engined cars. In fact, one in every two cars produced have been diesel powered.

However, all is not lost for the owners of diesel powered vehicle. As a result, new products are now coming out to enable car service centres to offer a DPF cleaning system. Here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK we have invested in equipment from Tec-4. Of course this enables us to offer an effective engine and DPF cleaning service.

So far we have some great results and we are slowly building a reputation for improving the performance and fuel economy of all the cars that we have now treated. Especially, with the advent of the new Euro 6 emission laws. So, making diesel MOT testing even more stricter.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

Car Tyres Online Guide-Make sure that you order and Get The Right Ones?

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-your car tyres are life savers?

Many motorists. Do not understand the importance of buying the rightCar Tyres Online. Therefore, they and do not link road safety and accidents. Hence, caused by the fitting of the wrong Car Tyres Online. Thus, many motorists are risking their lives. As a result, of leaving their tyres on the cars for too long. Consequently, after the legal limit has been reached. Indeed, many cars that have had an MOT. Naturally, have been failed with car tyres down to the steel belt.

Of course, this is not acceptable. Because it will be an innocent motorist in another car that will be injured. Therefore, by such disregard for their vehicles and car tyres. It is a good job that we are going to keep the one year DVLA MOT Rules now, to think the Government wanted to make the test every two years (hard to believe when you see the bald tyres that we take off)

So what do we do to improve? In my opinion, we should check (or have checked) our car tyres every week. You should check them for lumps and bumps on the side walls, and check the pressures; this is crucial. If you are elderly or cant manage this task. Therefore, you should go to your local garage or Auto-centre. Of course, to ask the staff to check the car tyres for you, we at Pellon tyres are only too willing the people in Halifax, and check their tyres, you have no excuse if you neglect your tyres going down the motorway at 90 miles an hour anything could happen?.

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-bald tyres are getting more frequent

Car Tyres Online Guide-When buying new car tyres you should match them as near as possible to your old tyres.

Make sure that the speed and load ratings are the same, and you are matching like for like. Consequently, this has been one of the problems with ordering online; people do not get enough information and order the wrong Car Tyres Online Guide. It then costs them more to correct their errors. Save up for new tyres if possible if you must buy part worn tyres make sure they are legally marked and tested, don’t put any old part worn tyre on, they may have internal damage and been in a car crash.

If you have to buy Cheap Car Tyres, then make sure they are brand new. New Car Tyres Online come in all kind of price ranges to suit all pockets if you don’t know then take the word of your nearest trusted tyre dealer.

Take a look at the link below for an interesting article on the subject Read More

http://roadsafety.co.za/2010-03/the-truth-about-worn-tyres-is-bloody-scary/

 

 Eric Roberts